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Research Fellow

University College London (UCL)
England, London
£42099 - £50585 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

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About us

The mission of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy is to transform the lives of people living with epilepsy for the better by identifying, understanding, and correcting or preventing the underlying mechanisms leading to the epilepsies and associated comorbidities in each individual person. Our vision is to build upon the excellence and breadth of our research, seamlessly integrating basic and clinical science.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join the Lignani Research Group, based in the department, and use in vivo Miniscope recordings in mouse models of neurological diseases. This project is central to an ERC (UKRI Frontier Research Guarantee)-funded programme of research aimed at understanding brain pathology and therapies.

The role is available from September 2024 and funded by the ERC for three years in the first instance.

If you need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online, or have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the Institute of Neurology HR Team.

Informal enquiries regarding the role can be addressed to Professor Gabriele Lignani.

For a full job description and to apply for this role please visit UCL's online recruitment portal ( and search using vacancy reference B02-06804.

About you

You will hold a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field. You should have hands-on experience with in vivo electrophysiology, stereotaxic surgery, and electrode implantation, as well as experience working with rodents, colony management, and surgery.

In addition, you will have experience with computational modelling of brain networks, in vivo neuronal activity imaging (Miniscope), and neurological disease modelling. Excellent project management skills, advanced IT proficiency, and outstanding oral and written communication skills are also essential.

This role meets the eligibility requirements for a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship or a global talent visa under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore, UCL welcomes applications from international applicants who require a visa.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits; visit to find out more.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Professional Services Staff. Please visit for more information.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London's Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world's talent. 12% of Institute staff are actively working on EDI initiatives; visit for more information about what we're doing. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL's workforce; these include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled people, LGBTQI+ and gender diverse people in all roles, and women in Grade 9 and 10 roles.


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